Hi all. We had a long draw system (CO2 & N2, Single tower, 8 taps) installed a few years back that has recently been reconfigured due to a dead backbar cooler. The draft tower has been installed onto the bartop but the line "trunk" (big black tube that contains all the lines) projects so far down before curving that it prevents us from fitting a new cooler into place under the bar. It's basically like I have a giant anaconda taking over my backbar twisting any which way it pleases and eating up valuable space in addition to looking like something I built in my garage. I have our rep coming out this week to discuss it with me, as he has previously only dealt with my boss (who doesn't understand tech/mechanical stuff), but based on the second-hand info I have gotten from him and the decidely sloppy modifcations he has made over the years, I want to get some info on this to make sure I do not get bowled over with tech reasons that are really excuses.
My question is this: Can inline elbows like this [url]http://www.********.com/3-8-elbow-fitting-beer-line-stainless-steel-394-p174198[/url] be used toward the bottom of the tower to redirect the lines along the underside of the bartop? Size may be different (I don't know our beer line sizes as they are encase in the black anaconda) but the piece in question would be the same. Obviously I'd need 8 of them with clamps and all, but would this 1) work at all 2) cause any trouble (foam, pressure issues, thermonuclear meltdowns) with the system and 3) if 2 is the case -- what modifications might I have to make to get the system back to functional?
Apologies for my non-tech knowledge of these systems. As the only tech/mech guy in the building, and only on weekends at that, I have had to fumble my way through the dark with this thing all the way. Horrible example, I had to experiment for weeks to figure out how to properly use the FOBs to get a foam free keg change. Hell I didn't even know they were called FOBs until today. Many thanks.